This map shows all the posts which have the address field filled.
For a more interesting example, you might also have a look at RomeLuv’s attractions map of Rome, which shows all the posts of the blog. That map is built with the very same plugin.
Read on to understand how to build the very same thing on your blog in minutes.
Insert the Global Map in a Page
Install the plugin, follow the basic setup tutorial, if you haven’t before. Edit a page and insert the
That’s it – every post that has an address will be shown on that page.
How to filter the global map – Displaying a Category Map
You can filter the Global Map adding just a category parameter to the URL, just add the ?cat=thecategoryIDyouwant parameter like shown above to your page’s URL, where you’ve placed the global map shorttag. Example URL : Eating in Rome http://www.romeluv.com/map?cat=6
Custom Map Markers / Icons
As you can see clicking the previous link, map markers can be post thumbnails, or custom icons too, it’s size too can be customized via the plugin options panel. I’ve done this to make Google maps work better on iPhone / iPad devices as the standard Google Maps markers seem to be too small to be clickable.